Come home to Colby!

Family Homecoming Weekend


October 7-9, 2016

Students, alumni and their families and friends are invited to campus for this special weekend celebrating athletics, academics, and our Colby community and spirit. Stop by the Family Homecoming Weekend check-in desk in the lobby of Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center when you arrive on campus to receive your schedule of events program and pre-purchased tickets for the Ludy '21 and Pacy Levine '27 Homecoming Weekend BBQ.

 
Online registration for Family Homecoming Weekend is now closed but you can still attend Homecoming. Just stop by the lobby of the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center when you arrive on campus to check in for a program and purchase tickets for the Ludy '21 and Pacy Levine '27 Homecoming Weekend BBQ**.


**If you have already purchased tickets, don’t forget to visit the check in desk in the lobby of Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center to receive your schedule of events program and pre-purchased tickets for the Ludy '21 and Pacy Levine '27 Homecoming Weekend BBQ.

Highlights and special programming include:

  • Sporting events

  • Ludy '21 and Pacy Levine '27 Homecoming Weekend BBQ

  • Tailgate event

  • C Club Dinner

  • New Alumni meet-up tent

  • Tours, open classes, and receptions

  • Colby’s talented a cappella groups perform in Lorimer Chapel

  • Theater productions


For more information contact, Office of Engagement and Annual Philanthropy at 207-859-4311 or colbyevents@colby.edu


Schedule of Events 

(last updated on 10/05/2016) 

Friday, Oct. 7

 

7-10 a.m.

Dining Hall Breakfast
Pay $6 at the door. Cash only
Dana Dining Hall and Roberts Dining Hall

8-5 p.m.

Open Classes
Download the schedule:
Class Schedule (sorted by time)Class Schedule (sorted by title)
Various classrooms, various buildings

8-9 p.m. 

Registration and Information Desk Hours
Lobby, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

8-9 p.m.

Bookstore Hours
Cotter Union

10-5 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Hours
Drop in and explore on your own. Audio tours available at front desk at no charge.
Colby Museum of Art

11 a.m.-noon

Campus Tour
Tour lasts about an hour and is led by a student tour guide.
Departs from and returns to Lunder House

11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Dining Hall Lunch
Pay $8 at the door. Cash only
Dana Dining Hall and Roberts Dining Hall

Noon Pizza and Politics
This informal event welcomes students majoring in government and their families to an election discussion with faculty.
Room 122, Diamond Building

Noon-3 p.m. 

Special Collections Open House and Tours
Special Collections houses Colby’s rare books, literary manuscripts, and College archives. Tours will be complemented by Colbiana displays throughout the main floor of Miller Library.
Miller Library

Noon-5 p.m.

Wine Tour and Tasting at Tree Spirits in Oakland
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery/distillery five minutes from campus.
152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

2-3 p.m.

What Can the Career Center Do for You?
Meet with Career Center staff to learn about new and exciting resources and opportunities related to internships, postgraduate education, and the job of your dreams. All welcome.
Room 145, Diamond Building

2-4 p.m.  

Miller Library Tower Tours Weather permitting. (Last tour starts at 3:45 p.m.)
Front steps, Miller Library

3 p.m. 

Friends of Colby Softball and Baseball 5K Trail Run
The Friends of Colby Softball and Baseball welcomes alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the general public to our first annual 5k Trail Run. Join the alumni community in a trail run through Colby's beautiful arboretum. Anyone may participate in this race and we welcome runners of all ages and paces. Pre-registration required. Click here.
Start at Softball Field

3-4 p.m. 

Campus Tour
Tour lasts about an hour and is led by a student tour guide.
Departs from and returns to Lunder House

3-4 p.m.

Psychology Colloquium Presentation “Replication in Social/Personality Psychology: A View From the Trenches” Join speaker Brent Donnellan, a well-known researcher of personality psychology and  Professor of Psychology, Texas A&M University.
Room 301, Davis Science Center

4-5:30 p.m.

Biology Department Reception
Join the Biology Department faculty for light refreshments. Open to all.
Under the Arey Building Archway

5-9 p.m.

Dining Hall Dinner
Pay $10 at the door. Cash only.
5-9 p.m. Dana Dining Hall
5-7 p.m. Roberts Dining Hall
5-7 p.m. Foss Dining Hall

6-8:30 p.m.

113th C Club Dinner
The 113th Colby C Club dinner will feature the presentation of two annual awards that support the important role of athletics in the Colby experience. The C Club Person of the Year Award will be presented to Don Rice '56, who has made a significant and lasting impact on Colby athletics throughout the years. The Carl E. Nelson Award will be presented to Hilary Gehman '93 for her notable career as a two-time Olympian with the U.S. National Rowing Team and a leader in collegiate women's crew.C Club Colby Night Dinner. Parents and alumni welcome. Pre-registration required.
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

7 p.m.   

The Early Show: First A Cappella Concert
Performances by Colby a cappella groups Colby Eight, Colbyettes, Blue Lights, Megalomaniacs, Sirens, EVE, Mayflower Chill, and Mediocre. No ticket is required. Seating is limited.
Lorimer Chapel

8 p.m. 

Theater production -  Constellations by Alexis Atkinson ’15
Constellations is a multimedia theater piece that aims to reflect and track the psychological and emotional development of a young black female. The one-woman play utilizes different modes of storytelling–prose, narrative anecdote, spoken word, and poetry–to explore the depth of how one can experience marginalization. An unnamed Lead takes the audience on a tour through the Garden of Dreams, a holding space for unrealized aspirations and the unresolved past. The piece travels through time and space to capture wrestling with identity politics throughout crucial moments of development and self-discovery. In spite being hopeful for a better future, how does one navigate oppression on a moment to moment basis? What if anything actually grows in the Garden of Dreams? This performance is free but registration is required.  Get your tickets here.
Strider Theater

8 p.m. 

Women’s Volleyball vs. Trinity
Wadsworth Gymnasium

8-9 p.m.
9-10 p.m.
Dedication and Stargazing
Join Provost Lori Kletzer for the dedication of the PlaneWave CDK 700 telescope, currently the most powerful telescope in New England. Open to all. Public viewing will be from 9 to 10 p.m.
Observatory, Runnals Hill

9 p.m. 

Harvest Evening at the Pub
Enjoy mulled wine, hot cider, beer and wine with complimentary seasonal appetizers.
Marchese Blue Light Pub, Cotter Union

9 p.m. 

The Late Show: Second A Cappella Concert
Performances by Colby a cappella groups Colby Eight, Colbyettes, Blue Lights, Megalomaniacs, Sirens, EVE, Mayflower Chill, and Mediocre. No ticket is required. Seating is limited.
Lorimer Chapel

9 p.m. 

The Novel Ideas - Live Music Performance
Come listen to a Boston-based country folk band. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, including one Colby alum, the band creates a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. All are welcome.
Silberman Lounge. Cotter Union

Saturday, Oct. 8

 

7:45-9 a.m.

Rowing Shells Dedication
Join President Greene, Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Tim Wheaton, Crew Coach Stew Stokes for the dedication of two rowing shells in honor of President and Mrs. Cotter, and in memory of Coach Jim Wescott. Open to all.
Colby-Hume Center, Sidney

8-10 a.m.

Alumni of Color Network Breakfast
Build your breakfast in Dana and walk to the Fairchild room next door
Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall

8-11 a.m.

Dining Hall Breakfast
Pay $6 at the door. Cash only
Dana Dining Hall

8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Registration and Information Desk Hours
Lobby, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center

8 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Bookstore Hours
Cotter Union

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Hours
Drop in and explore on your own. Audio tours available at front desk at no charge.
Colby Museum of Art

9:30-10 a.m.

Reception for Alumni, Parents, and Students
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union

10-11 a.m. 

Conversation with President David A. Greene
All are welcome.
Page Commons, Cotter Union

10 a.m.

Women’s  Volleyball vs. Wesleyan
Wadsworth Gymnasium

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Balfour Class Ring Ordering for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

11 a.m.-noon

Opportunities to Study Off Campus
Director of Off-Campus Study, Nancy Downey, and Assistant Director, Eva McVicar will give a brief overview of study abroad opportunities at Colby.  A student panel of returnees will talk about various aspects of their experiences, and there will be ample time for questions and answers.
Room 153, Diamond Building

11 a.m.-noon

Colby Woodsmen Team Demonstration
Colby Woodsmen Field, across the street from Hillside parking lot
The Colby Woodsmen Team is a co-ed club sport that practices old-time logging techniques in a competitive way. Come down to the field to see chopping, sawing, axe throwing, fire building, pole climbing, and more.

11 a.m.-noon

Fear No Art!
In 3-5 minute talks, come hear Colby's budding student docents reveal truths, lies, and secrets about the art you love to hate.
Colby College Museum of Art

11 a.m.-noon

Art + Storytelling: Pumpkins Galore
Calling all Pre-K parents! After a brief adventure through the museum, we will read and learn about autumn and pumpkins. Children and their adults will be invited to the Mirken Education Classroom to create a craft to take home. Come explore with Pumpkins Galore!
Mirken Education Classroom, Colby College Museum of Art

11 a.m.

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Wesleyan
Bill Alfond Field

11 a.m. 

Women’s Soccer vs. Wesleyan
Colby Soccer Field

11 a.m. 

Campus tour
Tour lasts about an hour and is led by a student tour guide.
Departs from and returns to Lunder House

11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Dining Hall Lunch
Pay $8 at the door. Cash only
Dana Dining Hall, Foss Dining Hall, and Roberts Dining Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Alumni Softball Game
Join the Colby Softball family for a slow-pitch, seven-inning game on the new softball field. Meet current players and reconnect with alumni. All ages and abilities welcome!
Softball Field

Noon-1:30 p.m. Hillel Bagel Brunch
Please join us for bagels and coffee to learn more about Jewish life at Colby.
Hillel Room - Pugh Center (second floor)

Noon - 3 p.m. 

Ludy '21 and Pacy Levine '27 Homecoming Weekend BBQ
Tickets must be purchased in advance during online registration.
In tent behind Roberts

Noon-5 p.m.

Wine Tour and Tasting at Tree Spirits in Oakland
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery/distillery five minutes from campus.
152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

12:30 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Tri-match with Babson
Wadsworth Gymnasium

1 p.m. 

Colby Football vs. Wesleyan
Seaverns Football Field, Harold Alfond Stadium

1-4 p.m.

Special Collections Tours
Special Collections houses Colby's rare books, literary manuscripts, and College archives. Tours will be given on a drop-in basis and complemented by displays throughout the main floor of Miller Library.
Special Collections, Miller Library

1-5 p.m.

Visit the Colby Alumni Tent
Alumni, C Club members, and the Colby community are welcome to stop by the Alumni tent for a drink and snack. Cash bar. Alumni 21 years of age or older are welcome.
Tailgate area

1:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Wesleyan
Colby Soccer Field

2-3 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Guided Tour
Colby Museum of Art

2-4 p.m. East Asian Studies Reception
Parents, students, and alumni are welcome.
Room 423, Lovejoy Building
2:50 p.m.   Taiko Drumming performance
Do you like really loud drums? Stop by the Miller front steps and watch Colby Taiko perform traditional Japanese drumming.
Miller Library Steps

3-4:30 p.m.

Alumni of Color Network Reception
Afternoon reception followed by a career panel with Q&A from current students.
Pugh Center, Cotter Union

3-5 p.m.

Miller Library Tower Tours
Weather permitting. (Last tour starts at 4:45 p.m.)
Lobby, Miller Library

3-5 p.m.

Pictures by Johnson Pond
Bring your friends and  family and get a complimentary photograph taken at this Colby landmark. The photo will be ready to take with you in  minutes!
Johnson Pond

4-5 p.m. Economics, Government, and Global Studies Reception
Atrium, Diamond Building
4-5 p.m. English Department Reception
English majors, CW minors, alumni, and your families, please join English Department faculty for hors d'oeuvres and beverages.
outside room 220 on the second floor, Miller Library
4-6 p.m.
History Department Reception
Join the History Department faculty for light refreshments.
Silberman Lounge

5-8 p.m.

Dining Hall Dinner
Pay $10 at the door. Cash only.
5-8 p.m. Dana Dining Hall
5-7 p.m. Roberts Dining Hall

7:30 p.m.

Casco Bay Tummlers
 After 36 years teaching guitar in the Music Department, Carl Dimow will retire after this academic year. He performs his final official faculty concert with his eclectic klezmer band. Several original compositions will be featured. Funded in part by the Ermanno Comparetti Concert Fund.
Lorimer Chapel

8 p.m.

Theater production - Constellations by Alexis Atkinson ’15
Constellations is a multimedia theater piece that aims to reflect and track the psychological and emotional development of a young black female. The one-woman play utilizes different modes of storytelling–prose, narrative anecdote, spoken word, and poetry–to explore the depth of how one can experience marginalization. An unnamed Lead takes the audience on a tour through the Garden of Dreams, a holding space for unrealized aspirations and the unresolved past. The piece travels through time and space to capture wrestling with identity politics throughout crucial moments of development and self-discovery. In spite being hopeful for a better future, how does one navigate oppression on a moment to moment basis? What if anything actually grows in the Garden of Dreams? This performance is free but registration is required.  Get your tickets here.
Strider Theater

Sunday, Oct. 9

 

8-11 a.m.

Dining Hall Breakfast
Pay $6 at the door. Cash Only.
Dana Dining Hall

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bookstore Hours
Cotter Union

10am - 2pm

Balfour Class Ring Ordering for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Pulver Pavilion

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art Hours
Drop in and explore on your own. Audio tours available at front desk at no charge.
Colby Museum of Art

10:30 a.m.-noon

German Program Brunch
Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall

11 a.m.

Hike with the Colby Outing Club
Join leader of the Outing Club for an educational trail walk in Perkins Arboretum. Open to people with all levels of experience, led by students eager to share their knowledge about the great outdoors.
Meet in the small parking area by Mary Low, outside the Outing Club Office

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dining Hall Lunch
Pay $8 at the door. Cash only
Dana Dining Hall and Roberts Dining Hall

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Ecumenical Christian Service
Lorimer Chapel

Noon-5 p.m.

Wine Tour and Tasting at Tree Spirits in Oakland
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery/distillery five minutes from campus.
152 Fairfield St., Route 23, Oakland

1 p.m.

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Endicott
Bill Alfond Field

1:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Bowdoin
Colby Soccer Field